View Poll Results: What's your Favorite System?

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  • 1e

    2 4.76%
  • 2e

    1 2.38%
  • 3.5e

    8 19.05%
  • d20 (custom rules, etc)

    6 14.29%
  • PF

    11 26.19%
  • 4e

    4 9.52%
  • 5e

    10 23.81%
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    It was inevitable.

    Janx, you played 13th Age right? Isn't monster damage in that static? What do you think of that compared to rolling for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos View Post
    It was inevitable.
    Lol I didn't think I'd get in it too. I'm excited to see how it turns out.

    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos View Post
    Janx, you played 13th Age right? Isn't monster damage in that static? What do you think of that compared to rolling for it.
    My perception may be a bit skewed since I played it only online, but it speeds up handling of enemies i'd imagine. Players didn't seem upset by it or anything, Obviously it reduces RNG scenarios like hitting for min damage, or critting when you roll max. The later of which my players have really suffered from in the past since my custom system does like a random +- 40% to a static scaling value.

    I probably would have used static for my system, but since I already run so much through macros, it doesn't save me time. Clicking "Axe" and seeing it spit out 5 or 1d6+2 doesnt make a different, but it would if i had to manually type it since it'd cut out the roll phase and just skip to damage.

    Shouldn't be hard to convert, just take the average of the dice, plus the ability bonus, and you're good.

    It may interact oddly with 4e or 3e/pf style damage reductions, but resistance in 5e is just half damage isn't it?
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    There's already a built in static damage option, I was just wondering how it affects the feel of combat. You know, less random crits or getting saved by just barely enough damage.
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    There's still the randomness of crits occurring though. And it still results in scenarios where you 'just' survive an attack. I guess it depends how much your players scrutinize the dice rolls.
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    I prefer randomized damage because it makes it harder to calculate how many hits you can take, which makes battle more alive than "Barring a crit I can take three hits, so I'll retreat after two.".
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    To be fair, in 13th age you can't just 5 foot step out. You have to make a 'disengage check' since its gridless.
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    You mean to leave at all, or to leave without taking an attack of opportunity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos View Post
    You mean to leave at all, or to leave without taking an attack of opportunity?
    Leave without provoking.

    If you fail, you dont actually lose your move action, but can't try again, You can use that move to leave and provoke still. Most players dont risk that when they know they're 1-hit away though.
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    tfw a roll was 1 away from blinding an NPC and possibly stopping a cutscene short

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    That moment when the party figures out who the villain is the moment he appears and start trying to think of ways to kill him without anyone noticing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiu View Post
    tfw a roll was 1 away from blinding an NPC and possibly stopping a cutscene short
    Damn, if only you had a PC in the party who could mod rolls by 1d4+1...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janx View Post
    Damn, if only you had a PC in the party who could mod rolls by 1d4+1...
    It was a saving throw from the NPC, not an attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriel View Post
    It was a saving throw from the NPC, not an attack.
    Ah correct. Having it infront of me, now, I also can't subtract it, only add.
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    And so the evil mind control fungus was subdued by icecream.
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    How it goes when I buy items with starting GP:

    Is this stupid but cheap?

    If yes, I'm all for it.
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    How did the ice cream even survive our trip through the water?
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    Today I opened a door to be greeted by 64 damage.

    Hello there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiu View Post
    Today I opened a door to be greeted by 64 damage.

    Hello there.
    And I almost died trying to save you!

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    In my first session!
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    What was the source of the 64 damage?
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    Yes, excellent. Go, Lyco, my proxy.

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